Venture Cafe, Miami
Dec 5th 2019
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Join us for a fun evening, filled with excitement and game/interactive development, with a pitch competition of projects primarily made using 3D Engines!

This is a big one! Dozens of teams from across the great state of Florida will be presenting their projects they have been working throughout the year, and they will be competing in different categories (as long as the project makes use of a 3D engine such as Unreal Engine or Unity3D).

Filmmakers, artists, students (special judging category), and game developers will be pitching and networking at this annual competition.

In the end, YOU, the audience, will be the ones deciding which project wins for each category!

Art Tech Agenda

Hackathon/Game Jam10am-7pmLocation: Sip Restaurant 

Florida Indie Dev Cup Competition

4pm- 9pmLocation:  6th Floor Amazon Room 


Magic Leap Hands On Demos by University of Miami Innovate Team -- 

Lobby Area 1st Floor 10 am - 5 pm

Magicverse Blockchain Art & Games Workshop with WAX Creator Self-Service Tool to Create NFTs on the WAX Blockchain - Moderator: Praveen Yalamanchi08am-11am Location: 1st Floor Deering Room

Magic Leap apps made at University of Miami - Moderator: Max Cacchione, Innovate Team at UM11am-12pm Location: 1st Floor Deering Room

Women in XR/Spatial Computing - Moderator: Scarlett Arana12pm-1pmLocation: 1st Floor Deering Room

Virtual Beings, Photogrammetry, Cool Hacks & Spatial Audio (live coding session!) for Indie Magic Leap / XR Developers

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Moderator: Yosun Chang (Miami Herald AR app developer & Digital Humans Photogrammetry Hacker & Spatial Audio Expert - Bose AR Sound Glasses Dev)

Location: 1st Floor Deering Room

XR/ Magic Leap Production - Moderator: Paul Bronstein2pm-3pmLocation: 1st Floor Deering Room

Establishing and Protecting Brand New Intellectual Property for Animated TV, Games & XR / Magic Leap Content - 

Moderator: Luis Felipe Dulanto (Creator of Mascara Fighters animated TV series)

03:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: 1st Floor Deering Room

Magic Leap at University of Miami  - Moderator by Max Cacchione, Innovate Team4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLocation: 1st Floor Deering Room

Unity 3D for Magic Leap Production4pm-5pm Location: 6th Floor Pau Rosa Room 


Panels Dissucssions  - Deering Room 1st Floor

*Panel 1, Magic Leap at University of Miami  - Moderator by Max Cacchione, Innovate Team4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLocation: 1st Floor Deering Room

*Panel 2, XR for Social Impact & Sports with Juan Carlos Gallo (AR developer for Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Florida Panthers) - Moderator by Praveen Yalamanchi5:00 pm - 6:00 pmLocation: 1st Floor Deering Room

*Panel 3, Women in Tech  - Moderator by Scarlett Arana6:00 pm -7:00pmLocation: 1st Floor Deering Room

*Panel 4, Creative Startups  - Moderator by Rob Wile, Business Reporter at Miami Herald7:00 pm -8:00pmLocation: 1st Floor Deering Room


Seminars - Altamira Room 6th Floor

Seminar 1 

Unity3D Pong Game Project by Florida Game Developer Association 

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Moderator: Mackenson Mathurin (Software Engineer at Ultimate Software)

Seminar 2

University of Miami Supercomputer / AI Labs: Combining AI / AR / Cryptocurrency as new revenue opportunities for Artists & Gallery Owners (in just one hour make your first augmented reality artwork with AI and then tokenize on blockchain)

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Moderator: Praveen Yalamanchi


XR Art/Gaming Tabling 4pm-9pm

Live Video Game Art Paintings & Animation, Magic Leap / XR / Game Demos - 1st Floor Lobby

Magic Leap Demos 

10:00 - 5:00 pm

University of Miami Innovate Team

Video Game Demos

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Florida Game Developers Association

XR Demos

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

XR Miami

Live Video Game Art Paintings & Animation

5:00 pm - 9 pm

Various Indie Game Developers, Artists, Animators


Miami Art Tech Seminars  6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: 6th Floor Altamira Room

Seminar 1 (6:30-7:30 pm): Nano Art & Science by Kevin 

Nano Fab Tour 11:00am 

Nano Fab Tour 4:00pm 

Nano Fab Tour 7:30pm 

Seminar 2 (7:30-8:30 pm):Blockchain & Ai Art by Jeremy Davis


Workshops - Pau Rosa 6th Floor

Unity 3D for Magic Leap 

04:00 - 5:00 pm

Moderator: University of Miami Innovate Team

Photoshop for Game Developers 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Moderator: Thomson Pritchard-Torres 

Evolution of Hologram

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Moderator: Mark Diamond

Learning Cinema 4D 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Moderator: Alec Kreisberg


2019 Florida Indie Dev Cup Track (Gamedev)

Student Project Presentations (Finalists)

04:00 - 5:00 pm

Students from Universities across Florida will be presenting their project submissions (finalists only will be presenting).

Round 1 Voting by the audience.

Developing Your Own 3D Engine 

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Marmoset engineer, Alain Galvin, discusses the challenges & experiences of creating your own 3D engine

AAA Indie Game Development

6:00 - 7:00 pm

HELM Systems president, Myron Mortakis, discusses the feasibility and challenges of high-quality independent game development. 

Florida Indie Game Developers 2020 Outlook

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Presentations by Florida based gamed developer associations plans and schedules for 2020

Florida Indie Dev Cup Finalist Presentations

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Game developers from across Florida will be presenting their project submissions (finalists only will be presenting).

Round 1 Voting by the audience.

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